Title: Head
Size: 25cm x 25cm
Medium: Oil Pastel on Board

Price: £495

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About the Artist


My work to-date has generally focused on the human figure. I am interested in the emotive qualities of body gesture, colour and mark making. More recently I have started to explore other motifs from nature and using those to explore further the power of colour and mark making in a quest to record a sense and feeling of a space.

In all my work, I am constantly exploring how I can subvert the specific in search for the universal. Each piece is a search beyond mere appearance, attempting to connect the vulnerability, fragility and impermanence of the individual or place with a sense of common and shared experience. My work-making process embraces both the familiar and the unexpected, and combines observation, memory and intuition. My aim is that each piece develops a visual presence that is independent of me, or my original artistic intentions, so that the viewer can continue the search that I have initiated.

I trained in the visual arts in Edinburgh (Scotland) and New York where I obtained a Master of Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking. I work primarily in oils but also make unique works on paper using monotype and other print media.

Solo Exhibitions

2017 “Markings”,  Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Beirut, Lebanon

“This Life to Me”, Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

“Empreintes”, La Reine Blanche Scene des Arts et des Sciences, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions

2018 Smithy Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland

Fidra Fine Art, Christmas Exhibition, Gullane, Scotland

Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Lime Tree Gallery, Scotland

The Royal West England Academy, 166th Annual Exhibition, Bristol

Lime Tree Gallery, 3 person exhibition with Vivienne Williams and Rose Strang, Bristol

London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, CCA Galleries, London

The Prince’s Trust ‘True Colours’ Art Auction, Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh

Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London

Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2017 ‘Form in Art – Art of Form’. Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge University.       An exhibition to coincide with a workshop on Form and Deformation in Art, Toys and Games.

Union Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Edinburgh

London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, CCA Galleries, London

Lime Tree Gallery, Paper Trail Exhibition, Bristol

Leith School of Art Fundraising Exhibition and Auction, Lyon and Turnbull, Edinburgh

Work on Paper Art Fair, Lime Tree Gallery, Royal Geographical Society, London

Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London

Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2016 Flowers Gallery, Cork Street, London, “Small is Beautiful” exhibition

Fly 2016, Visual Arts Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh

The Royal West England Academy, 164th Annual Exhibition, Bristol

Lime Tree Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Bristol

Converge 2016, Visual Arts Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh

Cannon Gallery of Art, Western Oregon University, Oregon (USA), Pushing the Edge

Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London

2015   Lime Tree Gallery, Christmas Exhibition, Long Melford, Suffolk

The Royal West England Academy, 163rd Annual Exhibition, Bristol

Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, The Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh

New Work - New York, 1st Biennial Survey by all eleven New York City based MFA programmes, Williamsburg, New York

TriBeCa Ball, New York Academy of Art, New York

2014 Collective Ground, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh

Deck the Walls, Wilkinson Gallery, New York Academy of Art, New York

Awards and Recognitions

Frank Herring Award, The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London (2018)

The Michael Harding Award, The Royal Society of British Artists, London (2017)

Artists and Illustrators Award, The Pastel Society, London (2016)

Eliza Clifford Prize for outstanding work by a mature student, Leith School of Art, Edinburgh (2012)

Resident Artist at the Dingle - Ireland Summer Art Program, State University of New York (SUNY, 2016)

Elected Professional member of Visual Art Scotland (2016)